Your Career Path Wasn’t Mapped Out Ahead of Time. Our Kids’ Won’t Be Either. But We CAN Prepare Them. Imagine being handed a plan, a prescription of steps to take if you will, at the age of 16 or 17 that will get you to age 30, or 45, or 65. It’s laughable, and kind of depressing to…

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Which kids are at risk? All of them. The list of challenges, pressures, tests, emotional triggers, societal dictates and stressors is longer than ever. Every child is susceptible. Every kid is in need of support. Every child goes through a period when they rebel against their parents; this is a part of exploring self, freedom and…

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Okay, so you get the concept of differentiation and its role in helping students think about where they belong in society. (Haven’t read Part 1 of this series? Click here.) Your dreams are different from mine, so our kids’ dreams differ from each other child’s as well. Where, then, do we start differentiating for real life? Answer:…

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Student-centered. Differentiated. Tailored instruction. Individualized learning plans.  No matter what you call it, we’re talking about helping our students take different avenues to the same learning objective. Each of these buzzwords and phrases suggests that we teach in such a way that we are reaching – and having an important impact on – the individual…

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